Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Building a structure for efficiency

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working with partners at the China Academy of Building Research (CABR), analyzed current and future building energy use in rural China and developed an assessment of the ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Plugging water's effects in an Earth system model

(Phys.org) —Connecting several data pipes in a popular land model, a research team led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory simulated how irrigation from both surface water and groundwater affects the Earth's water ...

dateJan 10, 2014 in Environment
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Scientists improve detection of Arctic clouds

(Phys.org) —Thin Arctic clouds can no longer hide, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Atmospheric data gathered by skyward pointing instruments can be "contaminated" by clouds so wispy that they ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences researchers regularly use ...

dateDec 26, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Pollution yields longer-lasting storm clouds

(Phys.org) —A new study reveals how pollution causes thunderstorms to leave behind larger, deeper, longer lasting clouds. Appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences November 26, the results solve a ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Scientists capture 'redox moments' in living cells

Scientists have charted a significant signaling network in a tiny organism that's big in the world of biofuels research. The findings about how a remarkably fast-growing organism conducts its metabolic business bolster scientists' ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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